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Edit up

The barf/first draft is shorter than the final draft, and the polish process is one of building up the barf draft. A good analogy for this is sculpting in clay (as versus marble). This can Contrast with edit down.(Source: Fritz Freiheit) (e)

This describes the process that I use when I write.



Briefly, the "edit up" process is when your primary edits are increasing the word count between the barf or first draft and consequent polish draft. That is to say, one's edits are directed towards fleshing out the narrative. Conversely, the "edit down" process decreases the word count from first to second draft, focusing on removing extraneous, doesn't-move-story-forward, or exploratory bits. Edit up and edit down can be orthogonal to the addition, moving, or deletion of scenes.

For example, in the edit up process, one might add "business" to the dialogue, add or enhance sense descriptors and setting descriptions, and weave in more worldbuilding.  (e)

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